Should you buy or rent golf clubs while traveling?
Traveling with your golf clubs always comes with a risk that they might get damaged during the flight. It might happen because of carelessness of bag handles or some other accident and it’s not very uncommon as well. That’s why people have been reconsidering the whole proposition altogether. Why go through the trouble of carrying golf clubs with you in the first place? Furthermore, there is always an option of renting golf clubs wherever you are. In this guide, i wanted to discuss differences and advantages of each approach.
First of all, before we get to actual comparison, i want to get few things out of the way. There is no universal choice that would be best solution for everyone. Best outcome for you will be the one that meets your individual needs the best, and those needs differ from person to person. So if you catch me generalizing at some point, know that it’s just because of the fact that it’s easier to talk or write that way. On my part, i will try to avoid giving specific advice and talk more in general about decisions and choices most people have to make, so that you have the idea of what you’re giving up when you’re choosing the other option and act accordingly. With that out of the way, let’s get into it.
If you are the type of person who spends a lot on his/her golf clubs and pays a lot of attention to their maintenance, you might not want to travel with your clubs. The benefit of enjoying playing with your own clubs don’t outweigh the risk of having those clubs damaged forever. Golf club set that makes you feel good and utilizes your full potential isn’t easy to come by, so if you have one, making sure that it stays in good shape should be your number one priority.
If we talk about costs, renting may be sometimes more expensive than carrying your golf club with you, but that’s rarely the case. Most airlines charge lots of fees for letting you take golf club set with you. That would be okay if they took proper care of it, but as i’ve mentioned above, even with that premium cost, your club set will always be in danger of being damaged. With that being said, it also depends on how badly you want to play with your clubs anywhere you go. In my experience, most golf club sets that can are available to be rented are pretty good and don’t disappoint. But that’s just me. I can play golf with any golf club set, and still have a good time. Some people have more peculiar tastes.
In general though, i have to say that almost all golf clubs that i have rented were excellent. You just have to pay attention to most basic things like online reviews and ratings when you’re choosing the place to rent from. If you do everything right, there’s a high chance that you’ll end up with excellent club to play with during your stay.
Even if you’re in love with your current set of clubs, sometimes using other club set will give you better perspective on how your own set is different, for better or worse. I think it’s worthy experience to have.